Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cyndi's Favorite Dishcloth

Finished size: Approximately 8 inches

(US) size H hook, 1.75 ounces Worsted Weight Cotton in desired color (Example was made using Peaches ‘n Cream’s Peppermint)

Chain 30

NOTE: turning ch does not count as a stitch.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (29 sc)

Row 2: sc in front loop only of 1st sc, (sc in back loop only of next sc, sc in front loop only of next sc) 14 times, ch 1, turn.

Rows 3-24: Repeat row 2. Do not fasten off.


Round 1: Working through BOTH loops, sc in each st across top; working along side, sc in end of each row placing 2 sc in 1st and last row; sc in each of the free loops from beginning ch along the bottom; working along other side, sc in end of each row placing 2 sc in 1st and last row; ch 1, do not turn.

Round 2: sc in each of next 29 sts, ch 10, sc in each of remaining sts around. Join with sl st in 1st st, ch 1, do not turn.

Round 3: Reverse sc in each sc around, placing 10 reverse sc in hanging loop.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Design by: Cyndi Moreland
Pattern written by: April Moreland
© 2008 All rights reserved.


  1. Oh I Like That :) Thank You for sharing the pattern.

  2. You know what? I make this one, same directions all the time, but make 2 of them & leave an open end to slip hand in or use as a hot pad also, by crocheting the 2 together. I made a varigated red, white & blue one for 4th of July as a gift for Bingo at our family picnic this year, one side varigated & the other side a plain blue or red or white. Have the hook on it too to hang up. Just another idea for you. Joyce

  3. I also make something like these but before finishing the last end put Thinsul-brite in the middle to help the heat resistance and fingers never get burned. I also sew an X so when it is washed the Thinsul-brite does not shift.

  4. I have been making these for years and it helps use up scrap yarn. I cut a square of Thinsul-Brite (or any thin insulation that can be washed) and place it inside the pot holder before finishing the last side. I then sew an X from corner to corner so when washed the thinsul-Brite does not shift. They was very well and makes a nice present. My daughter in law has requested them for herself and for friends. I have also made them extra long and put a "pocket" for the hand, like the post above.

  5. Where can I purchase Thinsul-Brite or some other kind of thin insulation to put inside this potholder if I choose to make two and sew them together? Thanks.

  6. Hi ladies, I'm so glad to hear you've found another use for this dishcloth! :)

    My daughter buys the Thinsul-brite, or something similar to it, at Joann fabrics.


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